Counterclockwise from top left: Kanji, Chie, Rise, Teddie, Yu, Yukiko, Yosuke, Naoto, and the protagonist's Initial Persona, Izanagi.

The Investigation Team (自称特別捜査隊, Jishou Tokubetsukidousousatai)? is a group of Persona Users dedicated to investigating the phenomena of the Midnight Channel and stopping the murder cases in Yasoinaba in Persona 4. They work independently from the police because they feel the police are inept, and revealing the Midnight Channel to the police could prevent them from entering the TV at Junes, potentially never catching the serial killer.



Persona 4Edit

The team functions similarly to SEES of Persona 3, however, the Investigation Team is founded as an independent group, with no sponsors nor advisor, unlike SEES. However, one of the members is a detective (Naoto Shirogane) who occasionally gets information from the police. Ryotaro Dojima and Tohru Adachi also sometimes spill the beans and give updates on the case. Unlike SEES or the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, the Investigation Team appear as normal people even when braving a dungeon, unlike SEES, which is a sophisticated organization with distinct attires for missions, and the Phantom Thieves who appear in outfits when inside the Metaverse.

The founding members of the Investigation Team are Yu Narukami, Yosuke Hanamura and Chie Satonaka, three students of Yasogami High School who've awakened their Personas.

The Investigation Team as a whole also represents the Fool Arcana Social Link.

Much like how SEES becomes the Nyx Annihilation Team, the Investigation Team eventually becomes known as The Seekers of Truth if the protagonist chooses to continue searching for the real culprit, at which point it changes to represent the Judgement Arcana Social Link. Izanami comments the Investigation Team has become "drunk with truth" and that "knowledge of the truth is not everything."

Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

After combining with SEES from Persona 3, they undergo the alias "Team Yaso."

Persona Q2: New Cinema LabyrinthEdit

The Investigation Team are one of the groups of Persona Users who find themselves trapped in the movie world. One day during an exploration run to the Midnight Channel, they were bought into a movie screen initiating a countdown instead of the Midnight Channel lobby and ended up in the movie reality Junessic Land.

Rise was poisoned by the plants in the movie reality and the P4 hero ambushes the P5 hero and the two fight, but ended up on even hands. In reality it was merely a false alarm and neither parties were hostile, and they make friends with each other. The missing member, Yosuke was found to be defending a Herbivore Dinosaur from a Tyranniqueen, and joins the party when they were kicked out of the movie reality.

After returning back to reality from the final confrontation, Nanako greets the team for returning and a dinosaur movie begins to broadcast in the Dojima Residence TV. A dinosaur with Yosuke's head appears, but as their memories were wiped, they do not recognize him. The P4 hero and Nanako cook and they eat their dishes while watching the movie.

Members Edit

The members, arranged chronologically in the order of joining, are as follows:

The Investigation Team also often hangs out with Nanako Dojima and Marie, but they aren't technically considered official members. The Fox from Tatsuhime Shrine also joins the group in the TV World, providing healing services for a price which decreases as the protagonist porgresses through it's Social Link.

Gallery Edit

Persona 4
The initial four
The initial four
The initial four
Persona 4 investigation team 2
Promotional artwork
Persona 4 investigation team 4
Promotional artwork
Persona 4 investigation team 9
The Investigation Team with Dojima and Nanako
Persona 4 investigation team 6
Featured on the cover artwork for Persona 4 Official Design Works
Original group photo of the Investigation Team
P4G group photo
Remake group photo of Investigation Team with Marie in Golden
Persona 4 The Animation
Persona 4 investigation team 1
The Investigation Team in Persona 4 The Animation
Group TV
Persona 4 The animation Investigation Team
Promotional artwork
Persona 4 investigation team
Promotional artwork
Investigation Team members
Promotional artwork
Persona 4 investigation team 8
Group Photo of Investigation Team during the Cultural Festival
Investigation Team anime photo
Group Photo of Investigation Team with Nanako and Dojima
Persona 4 The Golden Animation
P4GA group photo with Marie
Group Photo with Marie after the quiz game
One of the investigation group photos without Marie
One of the group photos without Marie
Persona 4 Arena
Yosuke Hanamura (Persona 4 Arena, Story Mode Illustration, 3)
The full Team at Junes.
Teddie (Persona 4 Arena, Story Mode Illustration, 3)
The full Team at Junes.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night
P4D artwork artbox
Promotional artwork
P4D Story Mode Illustration, 32
P4D Story Mode Illustration, 33

Trivia Edit

  • Naoto's theme in Persona 4 Arena, Seeker of Truth, is named after the group's Judgement Arcana Social Link of the same name.
  • In Persona Q, the group is forced by Margaret into doing JoJo's Bizarre Adventure poses when they come to aid SEES during their assault against the Queen of Hearts.
  • The Investigation Team is the only playable party to never directly encounter Igor outside of their leader.

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